Bjorn Rebney: Nate Marquardt "isn't the right fit" for BellatorPosted on July 15, 2011, 09:12 AM by Anton Gurevich
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney dispelled the rumors about the possible signature of the former UFC Middleweight title contender Nate Marquardt. According to Rebney, 31-10 Marquardt "isn't the right fit" for his promotion, even though he's widely considered as one of the best Middleweights on the planet.
MMAJunkie.com (via BloodyElbow.com): The reality is that it's not often that a top-10 guy is available... especially when he's coming off a win. Nate's situation was pretty unique. It's an anomaly for a guy like that to become available, so we had discussions. But it just became pretty clear it wasn't the right fit."
Bellator Champions Ben Askren and Hector Lombard recently called out Marquardt, labeling Marquardt as a cheater, and claiming that they will use him as an example. However, now it looks like "Funky" and "Shango" will have to wait, or maybe to follow Marquardt wherever he goes.
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